In my research I look at the intersections of media audiences, texts and producers, focusing especially on the role played by media in people's everyday lives. More specifically, I am interested how social practices of listening and engagements with music and sound correspond to changes in modern digital cultures.
I am also interested in the issues of voice, power and representation in and through media. My work in this area has focused on media framing of crisis and migration as well as new on new digital forms of communication on news platforms.
I hold a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MA in Media and Cultural Studies from Tohoku University, and a BA in Sociology from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Prior to joining King’s I taught in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE.
Research interests and PhD supervision
- Media audiences; participation and interpretation
- Representation, crisis, migration, refugee studies
- Popular music, sound and image
- East Asian popular culture
- Tickers/crawls and digital news platforms
For more details, please see my full research profile.
Expertise and public engagement
I have served as an expert on the mediation of the “refugee crisis” and migration more broadly for numerous European bodies, including the Council of Europe, European Economic and Social Committee and the EU Directorate-General. I frequently discuss issues of media representation, democracy and participation in public and private international media. The various pronunciations of my name are always a thrill.
Zaborowski, R. & Georgiou, M., 3 Apr 2019, In : Popular Communication. The international Journal of Media and Culture. 17, 2, p. 92-108 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/15405702.2019.1572150
Zaborowski, R., 6 Feb 2019, In : Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society. 43, 2, p. 104-108 5 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.30676/jfas.v43i2.77708
Georgiou, M., Chouliaraki, L. & Zaborowski, R., 2019, DIVERSIDADE E PLURALISMO NOS MÃ‰DIA. Cadima, F. R. (ed.). p. 13-40 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Zaborowski, R., 2019, Media and Participation in Post-Migrant Societies. Thomas, T., Kruse, M-M. & Stehling, M. (eds.). Rowman & Littlefield International Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Holzberg, B., Kolbe, K. & Zaborowski, R., Jun 2018, In : Sociology. 52, 3, p. 534-550 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038518759460
Chouliaraki, L. & Zaborowski, R., 1 Nov 2017, In : International Communication Gazette. 79, 6-7, p. 613-635 23 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048517727173
Council of Europe, 2017, 20 p. Research output: Other contribution
Zaborowski, R. & Dhaenens, F., May 2016, In : Participation: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. 13, 1 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Zaborowski, R., 29 Feb 2016, In : Networking Knowledge Journal . 9, 2 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Zaborowski, R., 2016, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality. New York: Oxford University Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter